If you believe you still don’t know


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Believing is not the same as knowing.

You’ve been programmed to the extent you can’t tell what is and what is not.

Even what is referred to as the truth, which in itself is highly subjective, correspond according to the individual’s beliefs, is not fact-based in most if not all the time.

Look at religion. Its a belief system, based on concoctions compiled and laid out in “holy scriptures” and referencing to fake histories (his stories). I dare say it as I’ve done a substantial thorough study-research on this subject.

I will leave that as a statement, and not dwell into it as even talking in that manner is enough to invoke the wraths of devotees (believers).

The education system is not helping either. It is dumbing us down

Why do I say, “Believing is not knowing”?

Here’s an example:

If I asked you, “Do you think breaking a knee-cap is painful?” You’d in all probability answer, “Yes, of course!” And, if I ask, “Have you ever broken one?” If your answer is, “No!” I will continue with the question, “How would you know?” You will have no other way to answer it other than with a “I believe so”

There you have:

  1. Half-truth
  2. A belief
  3. A thing unknown

I say, “I don’t believe. I know it is painful because I have broken a knee-cap.”

Here I have:

  1. The Truth
  2. Factual
  3. Knowing

Where do we go from here?

Do we find a need to change this human scenario?

Well, its up to you.

I’d say, we really need to because if we don’t we’re living our lives dangerously in harm’s way.

Why do I say that?

Here’s why:

Imagine someone asking you for directions. If you’re not sure and you give him/her a guessed direction, you have misled that person. Even worse you’d have done harm if anything untoward should befall that person simply by him/her having landed in the wrong place! You have done a double jeopardy – mislead and harm.

How do we correct this human scenario?

Data, information and knowledge is vital for every human activity, without which the human’s intelligence does not work. The artificial intelligence(AI), which the world is currently raving about is data based, fed and filled with BIG Data! No data no AI!

Data is not all usable, or valid. We need to challenge our limiting beliefs, do the cleaning and clearing exercise to restore it with valid and factual data. Reading with discernment helps with the house-keeping of our database.

Knowledge is the compass moving us in the correct direction. Data (information) keep us in form, in formation, and in equilibrium to navigate in the Matrix.

Reading provides the point-of-reference (POR) and the basis for your values and principles.

Without it, your stance is baseless, holding onto just hearsays, guesses, and conjectures.

It leaves you pointless and mislead.

Be that as it may, what is more alarming, you may mislead and harm others.

We surely do not want that for others and ourselves.


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You Don’t Read, You Don’t Know


Try to know something about everything, and try to
know everything about something.
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If you’re reading this know that you are either curious, eccentric or a busybody. Positively I mean. You’re the reading ones.

A wise man once said, information comes to you in two ways:

  1. To you, or
  2. Through you

The first one is the normal everyday process of how information gets to anyone. This comes in two forms:

Textual or Verbal

This medium will be in the form of books, mails, newspapers, TV, radio, Internet, and at times (most times for most people) through the grapevine.

The second is not capricious or abnormal in anyway, it is sort of a download of information from the ethers (if you like) consciously, sub-consciously or unconsciously. This medium is not fully realized and understood by most people and greatly ignored. This download process is commonly termed as intuition, inspiration, gut feeling, and channeling as popularly known in the spiritual circle.

Now that we’ve settled how one receives information (data) and those are the only ways (I can’t think of anymore), we can surmised that if one does none of the first, and ignore or totally disregard the second, one will not get any information and ends up having no knowledge.

Where am I getting to with all this gibberish?

Well, I’m amazed at the sleepers. You know, those who are not awaken to the current winds-of-change. Many have been kept busy and preoccupied in their little corner of their small world, just surviving hand-to-mouth and not have any time to know anything else. Okay I’m not being judgmental, a man has gotta do what a man has gotta do. So, that’s fine with me. I’m thinking out loud here and just wondering why any one would not want to know anything?

I observe that people I meet daily are unhappy, stressed out by the System and are yearning for “change” (whatever that means to them) and yet are not doing anything about it. Is it because they have no information? With the IoT™ I think ignorance is a choice.

Where I am, the people here are not the reading type. I know this for sure as I’ve given out many many books and articles to many people and I see that they don’t read them as they never talk about it. At times when I asked if they had read them, they’d answer the proverbial, “I’ve been busy lately and have no time!”

For me, its important for example that I read the Federal Constitution of my country. The Federal Constitution?? YES! And why not? I am a citizen and I must know everything about the government, especially my fundamental rights, which the constitution is supposed to safeguard. Oh, but you need to be a lawyer to understand all the legalities therein. Says who? I read and I understood everything I need to understand to the point that no one, yes no one could tread on me.

Okay, so the constitutional reading is a bit too tall an order. How about reading the holy scripture of your own faith? The clergyman warns of the do’s and don’ts, god’s retribution and the heaven and hell thingy. I know it scares the hell out of most of the devotees. Yet, very very few read their own scripture to find out if what they’ve been told is true.

Okay, that’s that I guess and to each his own.

I also know that if reading is the path to knowledge, it is unaffordable to many because you see, knowledge is not free. You have to pay attention

It all boils down to one thing…

You don’t read, you don’t know.


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How do we know what we know?


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by Bill Frezza

Our Media-Driven Epistemological Breakdown

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How do we know what we know? Philosophers have pondered this question from time immemorial. Julian Jaynes, in his classic book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, speculates that before the development of modern human consciousness, people believed they were informed by voices in their heads. Today, an alarming number of people are responding to voices on the Internet in similarly uncritical fashion.

As Jesuit scholar John Culkin pointed out in his seminal 1967 Saturday Review article, “A Schoolman’s Guide to Marshall McLuhan,” “We shape our tools and, thereafter, they shape us.” Examining history through this lens, one can identify seven great epochs in mankind’s intellectual and social evolution. Each is characterized by the way a new technology changed not only how we think about the world, but our actual thought processes. These are:

1) Spoken language, which first led to the primacy of mythology;

2) Written language, which bequeathed to us holy books and the world’s great religions;

3) The printing press, which spread literacy to the elites who went on to birth the nation state, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the U.S. Constitution;

4) The telegraph, which transformed pamphlets and broadsheets into modern newspapers, whose agenda-setting influence goaded America to “Remember the Maine” and become an imperialist power;

5) Radio, which placed broadcast propaganda at the service of central planners, progressives, and tyrants;

6) Television, which propelled the rising tide of the counterculture, environmentalism, and globalism; and

7) The Internet, a nascent global memory machine that puts the Library of Alexandria to shame, yet fits in everyone’s pocket.

At each transition, the older environment and way of thinking does not disappear. Rather, it adopts an extreme defensive crouch as it attempts to retain power over men’s minds. It is the transition from the Age of Television to the Age of the Internet that concerns us here, as it serves up an often-toxic brew of advocacy and click-bait journalism competing to feed the masses an avalanche of unverifiable information, often immune to factual or logical refutation.

Rational epistemology holds that reason is the chief test and source of knowledge, and that each of us is not just capable of practicing it, but is responsible for doing so. Reason flowered when the Enlightenment overturned the ancient wisdom of holy books, undermining the authority of clerics and the divine right of kings. Wherever reason is widely practiced and healthy skepticism is socially accepted, error becomes self-correcting (rather than self-amplifying, as under a system based on superstition), as new propositions are tested, while old propositions get reexamined as new facts come to light.


Goebbels proved that a lie repeated loudly and frequently in a culture that punished skepticism became accepted as truth.


Yet, reason’s primacy is a fragile thing. As increasingly potent electronic media confer influence on new voices, formerly-dominant media and governing elites fight a rearguard action to regain their status as ultimate arbiters of knowledge and what matters. Goebbels proved that a lie repeated loudly and frequently in a culture that punished skepticism became accepted as truth. We all know how that turned out.

Revulsion at the carnage of the Second World War crested with the counterculture revolution driven by the first TV generation. By the time the dust settled, its thought leaders had grabbed control of the academy, reshaping it along postmodern lines that included an assault on language that critics dubbed political correctness. This was intentionally designed to constrain what people can think by restraining what they can say. The intention may have been to avert a repeat of the horrors of the 20th century, but the result was to strip much of the educated populace of the mental tools needed to ferret out error.

So now that the voices have returned to our heads, we are inadequately prepared to defend against them. Digitally streamed into every nook and cranny of our ubiquitously connected lives, these voices are filtered by our own self-reinforcing preferences and prejudices, becoming our own in the process. The result is an ongoing series of meme-driven culture wars where the shouting only gets louder on all sides.

What causes crime? Is autism linked to vaccines? Should GMOs be banned? Is global warming “settled science”? These are more than factual questions. Responses to them signal identification with an array of ever more finely differentiated identity groups set at each other’s throats. For those who wish to divide and rule, that’s the whole point.

In a cruel irony, this global outbreak of media-induced public schizophrenia has even empowered jihadists bent on taking the world back to the 10th century using the idea-spreading tools of the Internet to challenge a Western Civilization rapidly losing its mojo.

So we come back to the question: How do we know what we know? At the present time, we don’t. And therein lies the problem.

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One bar closer to humanity


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If This Video Doesn’t Convince You To Put Down Your Phone, Nothing Probably Will

This video will probably make you put your phone down for a minute. It hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing how our generation is missing out on so much in life because our current obsession with social media and mobile devices. It has changed our lives, but in some cases it may have changed it for the worse.

We’re so consumed by our phones and social networks, that sometimes we forget to live.

(Why Don’t You Try This)

 

Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me.

You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. 🙂

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Control the Language and You Control the Mind


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by Cognitive Dissonance

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As is pretty common these days, the genesis for this article was a conversation between Mrs. Cog and me regarding word and phrase definitions within a larger discussion about perception and understanding. In essence the question was this; how do you think outside the box when your language and belief system have you trapped within? While I am most definitely sympathetic when someone protests “It simply never occurred to me……” ultimately only slaves are not responsible for the language they use and the thought boxes they keep.

Precisely what is it you think you ‘know’ for certain? Exactly what ‘knowledge’ do you possess which is of such certainty and veracity that it need never be seriously questioned or examined? Ultimately if something never occurred to me it is simply because I decided the softer easier way forward was to participate in groupthink and not question my ‘reality’. I alone am responsible for my curiosity quotient or lack thereof.

Since better answers do not come without asking better or different questions, there is no one else to blame for our ignorance but us. Just because I have been trained and conditioned to ‘believe’, rather than to think, doesn’t mean I am incapable of thinking. What it does mean is I simply do not wish to be curious beyond the comforting confines of my own thought walls. Ultimately I am mentally sated and lazy when I accept not only these externally imposed cognitive limitations as mine, but then convince myself I am essentially content and need do no more when the lie, and my inner voice, says otherwise.

Knowledge, information, propaganda and belief, while all distinctly different words with dissimilar meanings, are often conflated to mean nearly the same thing. Or more accurately, the meanings and definitions are blurred, combined and contrived in order to create a controlling thought meme that is skillfully separated from reality and ‘truth’. Herein is the problem as I see it, or at least a major issue that greatly contributes to groupthink, the hive mind and ultimately the sacrifice of the ‘self’.

Let me start by rendering my opinion regarding the definitions of these words, most of which agree somewhat with common definitions, but not necessarily with common usage. I suspect centuries ago, even millennium, our ‘known’ world, that which we had ‘knowledge’ of and knew about, encompassed pretty much all we surveyed and little else.

In my opinion, and contrary to popular belief, the term ‘knowledge’ includes only what I ‘know’ or the entirety of my ‘knowing’ either through personal experience, direct observation or personal self examination……and nothing else. Anything other than this direct ‘knowing’ is simply hearsay and little more. This is contrary to the widely accepted definition of knowledge being the sum total of what we have been ‘taught’ or have ‘learned’, including all knowledge, information, propaganda and belief we acquired through education or other sources aka hearsay.

Of paramount importance here is to imply no judgmental assessment of this definition of ‘knowing’, such as right or wrong, correct or incorrect, good or bad. For example, I might find some wild berries in the woods and decide to eat them. Almost immediately I become violently ill and remain in that state for hours or even days. One might say from that point on that I know those berries to be poisonous and to be avoided. But do I really ‘know’ this to be true and correct based simply upon my experience? The answer is unequivocally NO!

The berries might easily have been quite edible while ripe, only to turn nasty after passing their peak in the same manner cow’s milk is fine for a period of time, but can then make you very sick if ingested after it has turned. We don’t declare spoiled milk poison, so why wouldn’t the same thinking apply to the berries? Or maybe the berries were contaminated by something else in the woods, such as a truly poisonous plant overhead or bird/animal droppings. There are easily half a dozen alternative explanations for getting sick from the berries.

All I truly ‘know’ about those berries is I became very sick after eating them. In reality I ‘know’ very little else based upon my personal experience and observation. In other words my ‘knowing’ does not always imply correctness or truth, nor does it mean my knowledge is necessarily false or not factual.

In our rush to judge in order to satisfy our often imagined need for certainty, sometimes we jump to conclusions and make assumption that don’t really apply. We don’t need to declare with absolutely certainty those berries are poisonous in order for us or others to avoid them. But in a paternal/authoritarian world where to be believed is to be powerful, one must speak with certainty and conviction regardless of information or knowledge to the contrary. This applies directly to our inner dialogue as well. Oftentimes we muster a false sense of certainty in order to bolster personal courage or to push something uncomfortable deep down the denial hole.

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The sphinx speak about channeling


Channeler:

The sphinx speak about channeling

sphinxThis is a very delicate subject as many are convinced they are translating their messages in the most pure way possible.

The first fact we would like to mention is that many are not really receiving a message but are tapping into certain energies either within the human consciousness, from another being or just universal energies.

Let us explain this, some of you are waiting daily to receive a message, or you want to receive a message. What you are doing at that moment is that you are consciously reaching out to receive a message. In this way you are sort of putting your feelers out there to receive a message.

Once you put your energy, your feelers out there you are tapping into energies out there, outside of you. You are in fact pulling in energies and translating that energy into a message, assigning it to certain beings as you have some idea of what certain beings feel like.

The ones that are getting messages are receiving a cloud of energy from a certain being or beings. This cloud of energy comes in and is being translated.

The translation process is done through the human mind, the human understanding and the human knowledge and belief systems of the channeler.

The translation is done through how the human thinks and speaks, so if the being says “hi”, the translation from the channel can be “dear ones” or “ we greet you”.

As you can see this is a great difference from the actual message.

Messages from other beings are usually simple, they do not use grandiose words as they have no need for this as their messages are to be understood by many in a simple way.

Let us give you another example, if the beings say “there is new energy coming that will assist you in exploring more of a range of frequencies”, the translation can be “a higher frequency of love is coming to earth, allowing you to become more light, more love and to spread this to others”.

As you can see in this way the belief system of the channeler has a great influence on the message.

Other messages from some channelers are only representations of their own belief systems, something will trigger within them a need to explain a certain subject and they will do this through tapping into their own knowledge and belief systems.

Many messages are also coming from within the control system and groups or beings that are part of the control system.

There are many misunderstandings as far as channeling and messages that are being channeled as many channelers will attract beings that give message that are in accordance to the belief system of the channeler.

Another thing that can influence a message is the state of being of the channeler, the feelings and emotions of the channeler.

Some channelers will be exploring other dimensions and in this way move into a different state of feeling and emotions, sometimes euphoric and they will translate a message from that state of being.

For example a channeler can reach a frequency they have not experienced and understand and think it is a source frequency, they will translate from that view or state of being. In this way naming source as their messenger, or the creator or god.

There are so many ways you can interpret a message or the energies and there are so many ways the channeler can influence the message that it is up to you to discern, but also realize that while you’re discerning you are doing this through your own state of being at that moment, your own belief systems at that moment.

Some think that having another being in fact take over their body and in this way they will be able to give a pure message is also not true.

Any being that wants to give a message by taking over the body should be considered as possibly not truthful as there is no need to take over the physical body. The reason a being might want to take over the physical body is because the being is attached to your physical reality and in this way can be within a physical body for a short time. Any information coming from a being like this should be considered possibly not truthful at times.

There are some who have other parts of themselves coming through in this way, but most of the time these channelers will still be able to hear and speak themselves as well.

We hope this will clear up some of the misunderstandings about channelers and messages that are being channeled.

The best suggestion we can give to anyone channeling is that you come from a neutral state of being and leave behind all you belief systems and attachments when you receive a message.

From one source to another
Petra Margolis
April 29, 2013
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Sheldan Nidle Update – April 23


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Dratzo! This moment in your history is a truly precious one! You stand on the edge of a cascade of events which will quite suddenly change your world forever. Mother Earth is now at that watershed which we have mentioned to you before and she is about to merge her two now-separated realms into one. This great and sacred shift is to happen very shortly. The dark cabal that runs your dark surface world still cannot believe that its reign over your world is coming to an end. After all, there are only faint signs that this is happening. Arrests are being made and parts of their inner circles divested of power, yet their rule continues. What they have not yet grasped is that an utterly different reality is very close to materializing. Likewise, they cannot comprehend that we have accepted Heaven’s plans for bringing you your freedom. The dark ones take our advice and accompanying warnings with a truly huge ‘grain of salt.’ Yet they would do well to heed what we say and prepare in some measure for their coming downfall. Energy is sweeping across this world and is about to bring their lamentable creations to an end. A new, all-transforming Light is dawning and is about to engulf these hardened skeptics.

   Our fleet stands at the ready for first contact and a multitude of cloaked ships are a constant reminder to the dark that we are present and in service to the Light. Untold numbers of individuals work to bring a new world into being and we are here to support them and to help the many Light-workers in their sacred cause. Each of them knows full well the endless perfidy of this global dark cabal and our task is to assist them as Heaven so instructs. The divine moment is almost here for us, all together, to purge this dark menace from these surface realms. We ask simply that you maintain your state of inner joy and to not let disappointment or doubt mar your pivotal contribution to this sacred joint endeavor. Heaven is almost ready to issue the formal signal for the grand transformation of your world with the sudden appearance of new governance. This will lead quickly to announcements which will take the form of official broadcasts that are to change your world overnight! The new financial and monetary system will bring in a universal prosperity that will power vast changes, putting you on the very brink of full consciousness.

   The numerous Light-workers appointed to their brief but very focused and active provisional terms in office have a truly daunting task before them. It will be necessary for them to use a highly creative approach in order to surmount the culture of lawlessness that has become widely endemic in your global governments, and to this end they have very specific guidelines available to them. The Act of NESARA, which has been kept secret and subject to gag-order, is one of the resources that we recommend to those who are to return government to its true and lawful constitutional and common-law roots. The new governance is to end debt-slavery and return your divine, personal sovereignty to you. We wish these valiant ones in the interim governments to know that any attempt by the dark to return will be summarily negated. The Divine intends to use us a powerful galactic option to guarantee the realization of any and all of Heaven’s sacred decrees. Every major work that these new governments carry out will be supported on condition that it uphold your sacred journey to freedom, sovereignty, and full consciousness.

   As you grow in knowledge of your true history, your off-planet origins, and the purposes behind your divine personal sovereignty, you will also receive guidance on how to create your new galactic societies and information concerning the logistics of returning you to full consciousness. Federation mentors as well as those appointed by Heaven will instruct you in the many aspects of this very different state of being. Before you go to Agartha you will want to know all about the miracle that happens in your Light-chamber and every detail will be covered during comprehensive discussions between you and your mentors. Much of this learning will make use of our technologies, which allow you to visually and mentally experience the concepts we introduce to you. Knowledge can be imparted in such a way that your memory of these instructions is retained and available for use. These will constitute the ‘before’ trainings and they will be followed by the experiential full-consciousness etiquette training sessions that can only take place after you become fully conscious.

   Blessings, dear Hearts! We are your Ascended Masters! We come to you on this special day with good news! Your reality is beginning to manifest its new, prosperous reality. Those in charge of the various world trusts are starting the procedures to release these immense funds. Meanwhile, those who are to bring forth your new style of governance are being directed by their celestial managers to finish compiling their lists of what they intend to accomplish once the oath of office has been administered to them. On the celestial front, the magical event that heralds these marvelous changes in governance is nearing manifestation! We are also asking our secret sacred societies to take their special prayers and rituals to the final appointed moments. You are almost at the point, collectively, where you can begin to easily perceive the first new shoots of your new reality. This is to be a most poignant moment in your global society’s history!

   As we approach these unprecedented times, there are certain vital topics we want to address with you. First of all, dear Hearts, bear in mind that every last one of us has been playing a part which is now coming to an end. This is when this particular energy cycle gets completed, allowing us all to move on. The dark relishes judgment and discord and the new reality is all about Love. The job before us now is to finish up the end cycles of this reality, which includes separating out those of the dark cabal and the minions who carried out the unfair practices ordered by this cabal. These sundry Beings are to explain these disagreeable activities to you in detail, and it is here that you need to bear in mind the context and higher intent of everybody’s involvement in this Earth drama. You can bring completion to this cycle by invoking the Love of forgiveness that constitutes your essence. Then make sure that these individuals slip from power and are fully segregated from you.

   We come now to honor this most sacred moment and to bless you all! We come also to assure you that our manifestation among you is to be something wholly natural. We have a lot of divine teachings to impart to you, which are mostly lessons we learned while we progressed from a mortal to an immortal Life. All blessed Beings are in service to the Divine, and this necessitates certain knowledge of the nature of Love, Light, and the natural blessings of Heaven. As you are shortly to be transformed into fully conscious Beings of Light, you will need to absorb a slew of information, including the responsibilities that come with such knowledge. This will be our joyous service. This schooling is divinely required before your full-on mentoring stage begins, which prepares you to pass into a new wonderland-style existence: full consciousness. It will be our honor to prepare you in this way as you await the arrival of your divine brethren from the skies and from Agartha.

   Today we came to tell you about several things that are beginning in earnest. They are the first markers on the final leg of your journey to full consciousness. The dark comprehends this and trembles as this most blessed day arrives. The moment approaches for ‘days filled with wonder and miracles’! Know, dear Ones, that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed Yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)

 

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